Yup. But why is this only for Americans? If you have someone captured, they all deserve their time in court. It only creates more terrorist to just hold people without charge.
Say you have a uncle who is innocent. And he is in Gitmo for life. You don't think that will cause other family members to hate the US, maybe become a terrorist themselves?
UH.....no....whether We the People chose to recognize that we are at war with islamists - the islamists are certain they are at war with us.. Death Penalty - end of story.
The islamist need to know that you kill Americans you will die and we will use poek to kill you so you will not get your virgins.
You so called friendly or moderate muslms - I am not buying it. You will not fool me. You fooled me in 2001.
I know more now
April 17, 2013 at 7:21pm
The more I see Congressman Gowdy in action, the more I like him… now, if more of Congress would only get a spine!
I'd like to see him unseat Lindsay Graham. The Senate could sure use his fire and stones!!!
April 17, 2013 at 6:07pm
After watching the President’s response a short while ago… all I can say is… REALLY? I can’t remember a president coming out AFTER a vote to admonish the same people that he expects to work with in the future… attempting to shame congress, while playing up the sympathies of the parents that lost their children. This guy, and his minions, needs to go…
Maybe if both houses can go “right” next year, they can initiate impeachment proceedings. They have so many opportunities to pursue… especially the murders of the Benghazi team. He has yet to respond to his promises on that one…
If Reid voted "No" then I smell a rat. He's up to something underhanded.
Absolutely positively never Trust him. Mr Rogers of politics.........That man is Scary
April 17, 2013 at 1:20pm
They want to fix it? Make it a responsible journalism channel…
April 17, 2013 at 11:25am
“Will of the American people”? This guy is still on drugs… and, unfortunately, it will take years to undo all the damage he is inflicting upon the country and on the office of President.
April 17, 2013 at 10:58am
Use their site to email your officials… and modify their message (since they don’t seem to get it)…
As your constituent, I respectfully ask that each of you vote against each of the following gun bills recently introduced into the United States Congress:
-The Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act, S.649
-The Assault Weapons Ban, S.150
-The Fix Gun Checks Act, HR.137
-The Assault Weapons Ban, HR.437
-The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act, HR.452
-The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act, HR.142
I do NOT support these bills and respectfully ask you to vote against them. They do not address criminal acts, nor do they get to the root of the problems associated with any of the major killing sprees that were undertaken by people with less-than-stellar mental capacity. We will no longer tolerate continued inaction by Congress to PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION. Eight American children are shot and killed every day in this country… let’s support local law enforcement by actually prosecuting to the full extent of existing laws.
As an American and as a father of four children that contribute to the success of this country, I urge you to take a stand AGAINST all this political theater regarding gun control and immigration, and focus on what America has indicated should be a top priority… less government interference, and enabling actions to recover our economy. I vote, and I will remember which legislators stood up for the constitution and the ru
April 16, 2013 at 8:35am
All I can add is that so-called “anti-government” groups wouldn’t be targeting innocents to make a point… look at people that don’t value life… and give them a taste of their own medicine.
I agree. If/When TEA Partiers decide they've had enough, it won't be innocents that they go after. It will be big government.
April 15, 2013 at 8:20am
The fact that Chuck Schumer is part of this should be enough to indicate that this is a no-win scenario for Americans. I hope Congress defeats any of these bills… and that the ones that do vote for it are out next year…
April 14, 2013 at 4:06pm
How about allowing us to practice our 2nd amendment right in all 50 states? vs. having this continual patchwork of “rules/laws” in each state? Why can’t Congress focus on that instead of addition laws that just create more problems for the country?
Here's two amendment I could back on gun control.
1. Require all Democrats to register all of their guns and ammo, and arrest any Democrat caught with an unregistered gun or ammo. Since the vast majority of violent criminals are Democrats, banning any Democrat from owning an unregistered weapon would result in crime reductions.
2. Allow concealed carry permit holders (who have an inordinately low rate of criminality) to purchase firearms, including handguns in every state that their permit is valid in. Since concealed carry permit holders have already undergone background checks that include fingerprinting, there is no reason why they should be denied the ability to purchase a firearm in a state that would allow them to otherwise carry one that they brought with them from home. Considering the level of theft on airplanes, the odds of a handgun being stolen on a flight and leaving a law abiding citizen unarmed are reasonably high. This is especially true since some airlines require that firearms in checked baggage not only be declare, but the bags marked with a brightly colored STEAL THIS BAG aka "unloaded gun inside" tag.
Or even enforcing the laws that are already on the books. About the only people that the BATFE ever go after are gun dealers. They seldom convict any actual gun runners, and even when they do arrest one, they do a plea bargain deal that lets the perp walk with minimal jail time.
Read your Constitution and how/why it was written. We should never EVER want a one-size-fits-all Fed Government law (except where implicitly outlined in the enumerated powers). That was what some founders quite EXPLICITLY warned against and is one of the reasons we are in the trouble we are in as a country.
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW....SHALL NOT INFRINGE...... You want to change the Constitution and allow a fat, corrupt dictate? Make an amendment. Not a dumbass Fed law!!!!! As an aside, I'm quite ashamed of Toomey, my Senator and have told him so. Buh-bye Pat....we had such hopes for you!
April 9, 2013 at 8:04pm
This is America… we have laws. There should be no consideration of foreign country laws! It’s no different from being in a foreign court… local law prevails.